Saturday, June 1, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE LIGHTING UP THE AIRWAVES!

PHOEBE LEGERE IS LIGHTING UP THE AIRWAVES ON HER BLUE CANOE TOUR!
To learn more about Phoebe's schedule, visit
http://www.phoebelegere.com/
DATES ARE BEING ADDED EVERY WEEK, SO CHECK BACK OFTEN!

~Phoebe Legere is a rollicking blues piano player,

~an award-winning Cajun accordion player,

~a folk-blues guitar stylist,

~a powerhouse vocalist,

~an award-winning songwriter

~a playwright

~a painter whose works are in major museums and collections

~Phoebe Legere has been called "The World's Greatest Entertainer." 

~Phoebe Legere is a standard bearer of the Acadian/Abenaki Renaissance.

 ~Legere has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, NBC and PBS.

 ~"Her talent will take your breath away." - NPR 

Monday, May 27, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE ON NPR's The Point WCAI For FNAA

Phoebe Legere was interviewed on NPR's "The Point" on WCAI to discuss her work bringing arts education programs to children. The Foundation for New American Art is doing amazing things! Learn more and make a donation at:
http://foundationfornewamericanart.org/donate



Listen to the Phoebe's NPR interview at:
https://www.capeandislands.org/post/importance-arts-education#stream/0

Sunday, May 19, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE's "BLUE CANOE TOUR" for FNAA Supports Allegretta Outreach

COME TO THE CAPE & CELEBRATE WITH
PHOEBE LEGERE!

You're Invited To A
Wonderful Benefit for After school Music Programs to benefit the children of Orleans, MA.

The benefit concert to support Phoebe Legere's Foundation for New American Art, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit will be held at Brick Hill House, June 8th, in Orleans, MA.

Funds are being raised to benefit Allegretto Outreach of Orleans.
FOR DETAILS CONTACT:
Brick Hill House 
508-255-3864
Chezdi@yahoo.com
Suggested donation is $20
Call for reservations and directions and info.
Read all about it in a recent CAPE COD TODAY Feature:












To see the feature online click here! https://capecodtoday.com/article/2019/05/16/246454-Concert-Benefits-Free-After-School-Music-Programs-Children

Monday, May 13, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE's BLUE CANOE TOURS HEADS TO SUNAPEE, NH

Phoebe Legere Performs in Sunapee, NH, May 31
(Singer-songwriter/educator w/Abenaki & Acadian roots )
 THE TRIBAL ROOTS of AMERICAN MUSIC
A Benefit for the Foundation for New American Art,
A nonprofit that brings Art and Music to the children of Low-Income communities.

Phoebe Legere will be performing at Sunapee Coffeehouse on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm.
Sunapee Coffeehouse is at 9 Lower Main Street, in Sunapee, NH  03782.
Ticket price: Donation to Phoebe’s Foundation for New American Art
For more information, please visit SunapeeCoffeeHouse.org or call Vic at 603-446-3426 x 11.

The Facebook event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/348226519096271/

Phoebe Legere is a legend. She is known for her virtuoso musicianship and her spellbinding songs.  Phoebe performs her original hits “Marilyn Monroe” and “Amazing Love” along with classic  Cajun, Gospel, Blues, Jazz,  Abenaki and Americana favorites. 

Phoebe Legere’s Deep Connection to New Hampshire.

“I learned to ski on Mt. Sunapee. I know that mountain like the back of my hand. Some of my happiest memories are of Mt. Sunapee and the beautiful views from the top of the mountain. I started skiing around the same time I started playing music – at age 3.”

“The Great Spirit speaks to us in the trees, in the rivers, in the mountains, in the stars, in the amazing animals, and in the people of New England. We’ve been here a long time. One day, I too will lie in the good earth of New England. This is our sacred ancestral homeland,” says Legere.

“In my show I tell the story of how the seeds of Rock, Blues and Jazz can be found in the Abenaki and Mi'kmaq medicine songs of New England and Canada. These ancient, healing melodies permeated the music of the early Acadian settlers. When the Acadians were forced to migrate to Louisiana Native American songs became the bedrock of America’s greatest cultural treasure – American Rock, Blues and Jazz. Music itself is an immigrant. It can pass through walls and borders.”

Phoebe's latest album, HEART OF LOVE, reached #18 on the ROOTS Charts.

The singer/songwriter is touring in her Visionary Van to raise money for her nonprofit Foundation for New American Art (FNAA) that brings Art & Music to underserved children. Phoebe Legere is the founder and executive director of the FNAA. The FNAA activities for the children restore this curriculum in low-income communities whose schools have cut or eliminated Arts Education programs. As Director and Conductor of the Lower East Side Children’s Chorus Phoebe Legere is keeping indigenous American folk traditions alive.
































Legere has performed thousands of shows from Country Fairs to NPR, from Folk Festivals to the Pow Wow circuit, from Songwriter Circles to a CBS Sunday Morning feature when she won First Runner-Up in Americas Hottest Accordionist Contest in Branson, MO.  

The New York Times raved about Phoebe’s piano chops, but  it was her work on the accordion that rocketed Legere to national fame and brought the accordion back in the national consciousness as a joyous, rockin’ instrument of delight!

Legere has played with Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Steve Martin and John Hartford and Phoebe collaborated with Hunter Thompson on a number of outlaw art performances. She studied music composition at Juilliard and the Philosophy of Art at Vassar..   

This is a rare opportunity to experience Phoebe’s intellectual, comedic and musical range in an intimate environment.

All proceeds from the show go to Phoebe’s nonprofit Foundation for New American Art, a 501 c3 organization that brings Art and Music to the children of low-income communities.  

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http://www.PhoebeLegere.com
photos:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/8320698@N05/albums/72157692898928774
http://twitter.com/Legere




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PHOEBE LEGERE ARTWORK IN WHITNEY BIENNIAL

PHOEBE LEGERE ARTWORK FEATURED IN THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL
MAY, 2019

When the Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its 2019 Whitney Biennial in May, artist Christine “C” Finley will once again stage a rival event focusing exclusively on women-identifying artists: the Whitney Houston Biennial, now in its third edition, opens the same day as the museum’s highly anticipated survey of the best in contemporary art in the US.


In New York, the show will take place at the East Village art space La MaMa Galleria, 47 Great Jones Street, May 19–29. In LA, the show goes up at a location TBA, June 2–12.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Phoebe Legere ~ Portrait Of A Game Changer ~ Barney Rosset

How radical Grove publisher Barney Rosset's mid-50's censorship battles blew open America's culture, sex and politics and birthed the Sixties counterculture.




Saturday, May 4, 2019

Phoebe Legere's BLUE CANOE Tour Visits WKZE-FM

PHOEBE LEGERE's Blue Canoe Tour drops by WKZE-FM 98.1 this morning at 10:30 am to talk all things music, nature, Roots, Americana, the environment and nonprofits. 

Phoebe is the founder and executive director of the Foundation for New American Art, a 501c3 that brings art and music to children everywhere. 

Tune into the Red Hook, NY station to hear fabulous Phoebe talk about her gig tonight at The Falcon Underground in Marlboro, NY at 8 pm with Joakim Larkey! 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Phoebe Legere's Blockbuster Performance at Abilene with The Crawdiddies

Phoebe Legere's standing-room-only show last night at Abilene in Rochester, NY kicked off the Blue Canoe Tour! Do not miss an opportunity to see Phoebe when she plays in a town near you. 


CATCH PHOEBE AT THE FALCON UNDERGROUND IN Marlboro, NY next! The show is 8pm on Saturday, May 4th!  For information, reservations & tickets:
https://www.liveatthefalcon.com/190504underground

Check www.phoebelegere.com for dates--they are being added weekly!

Phoebe Legere & Joakim Larkey At The Falcon Underground, Sat., May 4th

PHOEBE LEGERE & JOAKIM LARKEY: 
MUSICAL MAGIC AT THE FALCON UNDERGROUND
PHOEBE LEGERE RETURNS TO THE FALCON UNDERGROUND, MAY 4
With the LEGERE/LARTEY PROJECT


Join Us As We Kick Off The Enchanting Month Of May
With A Magical, Musical Walk Through The History of Jazz Presented In A Fun
Evening Of Song & Dance By Virtuoso Talents 

-Phoebe Legere returns to the Falcon Underground on May 4 at 8 PM.
-The Falcon Underground is at 1348 Rte. 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
-The venue phone is 845-236-7970.
-The website is https://www.liveatthefalcon.com.
-The Falcon: General Seating.
-No Cover. Donations Encouraged. Support Living Artists!

Phoebe Legere (Eastern Abenaki/M’ikmaq) and Joakim Lartey (West African) present a fascinating night of smart fun and musical history. Using dance, song and eyepopping tribal costumes, Legere/Lartey tell how Jazz began in a tuneful and harmonious tuneful story.

Once upon a time, French-Acadians, living in a place we now call Nova Scotia, intermarried with people from the M’ikmaq tribe. The two groups, Native and French, entwined in a tight M├ętis community. They shared everything.

M’ikmaq medicine songs of the Northeast fused with the Acadian melodies of France. Modal chants blended with good-time fiddle tunes from the Court of Versailles creating toe-tapping hybrids like “Moccasin Reel” and “Red Road Ramble.”

In 1755 the Acadians were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British. Music and deep religious faith kept the people alive on their 3000-mile journey to Louisiana. The Cajuns settled in the Bayous. The exiled Cajuns loved, worked and played with their neighbors. This time, the neighbors were from West Africa.

M’ikmaq, French and African culture came together and birthed American’s Greatest Cultural Treasures: Jazz, Blues and Zydeco. Legere/Lartey demonstrate that the true taproot of American Music is Tribal.

Legere/Lartey Tribal Roots of Jazz Project welcomes you to witness, share and wonder at this amazing musical journey! It is a tale of heartbreak, courage and the redemptive power of Art and Music.

Legere/Lartey are extraordinary performers and multi-instrumentalists.

Accordion to Phoebe: “We have dedicated our lives to using art and music to communicate peace, environmental respect, community and social justice. Children of all ages love our Tribal Roots Project! The magical harmony of diversity is the lifeblood of American Music!”

All proceeds from the May 4 show go to Phoebe’s nonprofit Foundation for New American Art, a 501 (c) (3) organization bringing Art and Music to the children of low-income communities. 


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Known for her mega-watt musicianship on piano/guitar/accordion/indigenous instruments and her soaring,4-octave, powerhouse vocals, Phoebe Legere performs her original hits along with classic, singalong Cajun and Americana favorites. When Phoebe straps on her accordion she delivers authentic Cajun Joy. Legere is known for sizzling jams that blend jazz, blues, Zydeco, and Native American medicine chants into a spicy, spiritual gumbo. “I love to bring people together. I love to see them dance and smile.” 

A multi-instrumentalist who has played with David Bowie, Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell, Phoebe studied music composition at Julliard and the Philosophy of Art at Vassar College. She is the Conductor and Music Director for the Lower East Side Children’s Chorus. 

Phoebe's latest album, HEART OF LOVE, reached #18 on the ROOTS Charts; She is releasing her French language SQUEEZE BOX accordion album in 2019. 

With Phoebe is the Hudson Valley’s Joakim Lartey, lead singer and percussionist of Woodstock's Afro-funk ensemble, Futu Futu. He has collaborated and played with Natalie Merchant, Jack DeJohnette, John Hall, and Baba Olatunji among other notable musicians. He currently serves on The Ulster County Human Rights Commission, and is a well-regarded mediator and conflict manager, working with schools and communities throughout New York State. 

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"Her voice will take your breath away." - NPR
"She is the real deal." - Providence Journal
"Reminiscent of Edith Piaf...Jerry Lee Lewis" - The New York Times
"...and Frank Zappa." – Billboard
“Legere/Lartey Tribal Roots Project is Edutainment at its very best.” – Green Music Magazine

http://www.PhoebeLegere.com 
photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8320698@N05/albums/72157692898928774

Cajun

https://www.facebook.com/phoebelegeremusic/videos/10156019447606466/UzpfSTM0MzAzOTkxNjQ2NToxMDE1NjAxOTU4MDI5NjQ2Ng/
Blues & Abenaki 

https://www.facebook.com/michael.casper.5/videos/10160765395235013/

Great American Songbook 

https://www.facebook.com/phoebelegere/videos/10156005789802677/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzl2h9OTMBU

Americana 

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=768042520219870

Cajun Roots of Jazz

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=287497751888087

Joakim Lartey & Jamiles Lartey Playing Burru: https://youtu.be/9sRP-HgeNaI
Cost: Free - Pay what you wish! The event is in support of Phoebe Legere's Foundation for New American Art, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to bringing Art and Music to underserved children in low-income communities. Help to nurture the visionary artists of the future!